Saturday, December 31, 2011

My Love letter to Elvis

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Happy Holidays from Asphalt & Rubber

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Happy New Year with Elvis -- 35 Years Ago


Elvis spent his last New Year?s Eve performing on stage at the Civic Center Arena in Pittsburgh.  At 11:25 PM on December 31, 1976, Elvis came on stage and ignited the 16,000 fans who had come for a big party. 


 

 


According to Mike Kalina of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, ?Presley bounded on stage, [and] you would have thought the clock had struck 12. He received an ear-deafening ovation punctuated by thousands of blasts of flashbulbs and a patchwork of ?We Love You Elvis? signs hoisted aloft.?

Recently, ElvisBlog discovered some candid photos of this performance.  So, Happy New Year, Elvis, as we look at the 35th anniversary of this event.

 

Elvis and Ginger Alden Arriving Backstage Prior to the Concert

 

 

Elvis and Bodyguard Ed Parker Backstage
 

 

 

Elvis wore his Black Phoenix jumpsuit.  It was part of a series of Phoenix jumpsuits that he used in 1975 and 1976.  The others were a red one and a turquoise one generally called the Blue Phoenix.


 

Candid shot makes it look like Elvis is headless

 


 

 

Elvis may not have been in the best of health on New Year?s Eve1976, but he sure gave the fans a good show.

 


 

 

Promotional Poster for Elvis? New Year?s Eve Concert

 

At the stroke of midnight, the house lights went up and Elvis led the crowd in singing ?Auld Lang Syne?.   No one in the audience that night could have imagined that less than eight months later Elvis would no longer be with us.  Now, thirty-five years later, he is still with us in our hearts.

 


 

�  2011    Philip R Arnold, Original Elvis Blogmeister    All Rights Reserved    www.ElvisBlog.net

 

Elvis, Elvis Presley, and Graceland are registered trademarks of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

 

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Fans Find Ways to Connect Elvis and Halloween

There are all sorts of Elvis costumes available at www.ShopElvis.com right now. Certainly, it's fun for fans to dress themselves up as Elvis for Halloween. However, some fans with artistic talents have created images that morph Elvis into iconic Halloween decorating and costume themes. Here are some interesting ones.

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Caption Contest # 28 -- Winner

 

I thought it might be hard for readers to come up with a clean caption for this picture, and the limited number of submissions seems to back that up.  However, we have a winner -- first time entrant Ray Caves.  Congratulations, Ray.

 

One of the ElvisBlog readers who enters nearly every caption contest and has won six times, is Jean Pyle.  She came up with the funniest dirty caption.  Too bad we can't post it here.  Thanks for the laugh, Jean.

 

 

"Now, girls.  Stay here.  I'll ring roomservice for four fried peanut butter sandwiches. Thank You very much!!"

 

 

 

  2011    Philip R Arnold, Original Elvis Blogmeister    All Rights Reserved    www.ElvisBlog.net

 

 

Elvis, Elvis Presley, and Graceland are registered trademarks of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

 

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Friday, December 30, 2011

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Caption Contest # 28 -- Winner

 

I thought it might be hard for readers to come up with a clean caption for this picture, and the limited number of submissions seems to back that up.  However, we have a winner -- first time entrant Ray Caves.  Congratulations, Ray.

 

One of the ElvisBlog readers who enters nearly every caption contest and has won six times, is Jean Pyle.  She came up with the funniest dirty caption.  Too bad we can't post it here.  Thanks for the laugh, Jean.

 

 

"Now, girls.  Stay here.  I'll ring roomservice for four fried peanut butter sandwiches. Thank You very much!!"

 

 

 

  2011    Philip R Arnold, Original Elvis Blogmeister    All Rights Reserved    www.ElvisBlog.net

 

 

Elvis, Elvis Presley, and Graceland are registered trademarks of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

 

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Simoncelli Killed After 45 Minutes Accidents

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KUALA LUMPUR - MICOM: Gresni Honda rider Marco Simoncelli was killed at the age of 24. Severe injuries in the head makes him unable to survive.

Medical Director Dr. Michele Macchiagodena call, Simoncelli died from injuries in the head, neck, and chest.

"I am sad to be here to announce the death of Marco Simoncelli. The cause of death there is trauma to the face, head, neck and chest," said Macchiagodena a news conference at the Sepang Circuit on Sunday (23/10).

He explained the conditions Simoncelli was unconscious when medical teams arrived to the crash site. When the ambulance arrived, he was immediately given CPR (artificial breathing assistance) and also get emergency care. Unfortunately the CPR for 45 minutes could not help her. "Simoncelli died at 16:56," softly Macchiagodena.

The press conference which lasted six minutes and was attended by Javier Alonso (Dorna Events Managing Director), Franco Uncini (Safety Delegates), Claude Danis (Presidential Commission on Safety), and Paul Butler (Race Director).

In a re-recording impressions of accidents in Malaysian MotoGP race at the Sepang Circuit on Sunday (23/10), see Simoncelli who was in front of Suzuki rider Alvaro Bautista suddenly widened and successfully traversed by Bautista and Nicky Hayden at the bend 11 to end the first lap.

Visible Simoncelli Honda motorcycle front tire loses traction. Simoncelli was dropped and turned sharply to the right.

The fall in belakanngnya Simoncelli makes riders, Colin Edwards, who also tried preceding it, can not control the motor and Simoncelli crashed instantly. In fact, both also hit Valentino Rossi at their side

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50th Anniversary Movie Pictorials: Blue Hawaii - 1961

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Ten Kate To Prepare Honda Engines For Gresini CRT MotoGP Bike

After many years of success in the World Superbike and World Supersport series, Ten Kate is to take their first steps in the MotoGP paddock. The Dutch race shop has been contracted by Gresini to supply race-prepared Honda CBR1000RR engines for Gresini's CRT machine in MotoGP, along with the fly-by-wire electronics system the Ten Kate team developed together with Cosworth for their World Superbike machine.

According to the Dutch racing website Racesport.nl, Ten Kate Racing Products, the commercial arm of the race team and the Honda dealership owned by Ronald and Gerrit ten Kate, signed a contract with the Gresini team just before Christmas to seal the agreement. Ten Kate will supply complete Honda CBR1000RR engines, tuned and prepared by them, along with a complete electronic system, including the fly-by-wire system used on the WSBK machine. The Ten Kate engine is to be fitted into a custom chassis designed and built by FTR. Both FTR and Gresini were very keen to work with Ten Kate, given their long experience and success in the World Superbike series. 

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Happy New Year with Elvis -- 35 Years Ago


Elvis spent his last New Year?s Eve performing on stage at the Civic Center Arena in Pittsburgh.  At 11:25 PM on December 31, 1976, Elvis came on stage and ignited the 16,000 fans who had come for a big party. 


 

 


According to Mike Kalina of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, ?Presley bounded on stage, [and] you would have thought the clock had struck 12. He received an ear-deafening ovation punctuated by thousands of blasts of flashbulbs and a patchwork of ?We Love You Elvis? signs hoisted aloft.?

Recently, ElvisBlog discovered some candid photos of this performance.  So, Happy New Year, Elvis, as we look at the 35th anniversary of this event.

 

Elvis and Ginger Alden Arriving Backstage Prior to the Concert

 

 

Elvis and Bodyguard Ed Parker Backstage
 

 

 

Elvis wore his Black Phoenix jumpsuit.  It was part of a series of Phoenix jumpsuits that he used in 1975 and 1976.  The others were a red one and a turquoise one generally called the Blue Phoenix.


 

Candid shot makes it look like Elvis is headless

 


 

 

Elvis may not have been in the best of health on New Year?s Eve1976, but he sure gave the fans a good show.

 


 

 

Promotional Poster for Elvis? New Year?s Eve Concert

 

At the stroke of midnight, the house lights went up and Elvis led the crowd in singing ?Auld Lang Syne?.   No one in the audience that night could have imagined that less than eight months later Elvis would no longer be with us.  Now, thirty-five years later, he is still with us in our hearts.

 


 

�  2011    Philip R Arnold, Original Elvis Blogmeister    All Rights Reserved    www.ElvisBlog.net

 

Elvis, Elvis Presley, and Graceland are registered trademarks of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

 

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Simoncelli Sepang Crash


Italian motorcyclist Marco Simoncelli has been tragically killed in a crash during today's Malaysian Moto GP, race organisers have confirmed.

The Gresini Honda rider lost control of his bike on the second lap of the circuit in Sepang and appeared to be hit by Colin Edwards and then Valentino Rossi as he slid across the track.

The fatal incident comes just a week after British IndyCar racing driver Dan Wheldon died after crashing in Las Vegas

The 24-year-old's helmet came off in the collision and he was taken to the medical centre for treatment, but his injuries were too serious.

A message on the MotoGP website read: 'Marco Simoncelli succumbed to injuries sustained in Malaysia.'

Newly-crowned champion Casey Stoner admitted watching the accident made him worried for Simoncelli, who was later pronounced dead.

'As soon as I saw the footage it just makes you sick inside,' the Australian told BBC2.
'Whenever the helmet comes off that's not a good sign.'

Tony Elias, Moto2 world champion, said he was praying the injuries to Simoncelli were not serious before learning the devastating news.

'We just hope Marco is OK - that's my wish,' he said.

The organisers confirmed the race was cancelled, having halted it immediately after the fatal incident.

Deadly: The rider (No 58) is seen sliding from his bike and colliding with two other riders in a horrifying crash

Moment of horror: Simoncelli loses control on the secon

Disaster: Simoncelli fatally falls off of his Honda after colliding into Colin Edwards

Fall: Edwards spins off the track along with Simoncelli's bike as the 24-year-old Italian devastatingly lies motionless


Race marshalls attend to Honda rider Simoncelli (C) following his fatal crash just four minutes after the start of the Malaysian MotoGP race


Devastated: Colin Edwards of the US who was involved in the crash stands at the side of the track after the fatal crash

A bulletin from the organisers, reported on website Autosport, said: 'Race cancelled as the medical centre staff is focusing on treating Marco Simoncelli and track action cannot be resumed in the current circumstances.'

It was confirmed on MotoGP's official website that he died at 4.56pm local time.

Tributes came in pouring in from his fellow riders soon after the incident.

British MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow wrote on Twitter: 'RIP Marco Simoncelli ! A great rider and all round nice guy. My thoughts are with all his family & friends. I will never forget today.'


Agony: Marco Simoncelli's father is comforted as he waits outside a medical centre where the rider was taken following a crash at the Malaysian Grand Prix


Crew members of the Honda team of Marco Simoncelli of Italy console each other as they gather outside a medical centre where the rider was taken following a crash at the Malaysian Grand Prix


Wheeled away: Track officials remove Simoncelli's motorcycle after the dreadful accident

Last week British IndyCar racing driver Dan Wheldon died after he was catapulted helplessly into the air in a 225mph smash before landing on a barrier and suffering fatal head injuries.

Just days earlier the father-of-two joined a number of other drivers in expressing the fears over the speed of cars and overcrowding on the oval-shaped track.

But in a blog post, he had promised fans he would go out to win and put on a show of 'pure entertainment'.


The organisers cancelled the race when the extent of Simoncelli's injuries become apparent, having halted it immediately after the accident

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